Gavin Williamson replaces Fallon as sex scandal widens

Gavin Williamson replaces Fallon as sex scandal widens”

Despite his quick rise through the ranks of the Tory party, Gavin has no real defence experience.

Theresa May's former chief whip has been promoted to replace Sir Michael Fallon, who resigned on Wednesday night amid the sleaze scandal engulfing Westminster.

He then went on and had a very successful business career in the pottery china trade and he's been very impressive both as the Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary and more recently as our chief whip.

But The Tory MP Sarah Wollaston told the BBC: "I think it would be worth reflecting whether there were others that were more experienced and suitable for that role".

Like Sir Michael, Mr Williamson was a Remain supporter in last year's referendum, so the move will help to maintain the balance of views over Brexit in the Cabinet.

Esther McVey, the former employment minister who lost her parliamentary seat in 2015 but returned to the Commons in June, was appointed Deputy Chief Whip.

Another MP suggested to Sky's Lewis Goodall that Mr Williamson "knifed Fallon and pinched his job", adding: "It's way above his ability".

The British government announced today the appointment of Gavin Williamson as defense minister, following the resignation of Michael Fallon for his alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case.

For the first time, he was elected to parliament in 2010 from South Staffordshire County near Birmingham, and then in 2015, he was re-elected to the House of Commons from the same district. In 2013, he started serving as former prime minister David Cameron's aide in parliament.

Ms Soubry later suggested Mr Williamson had "picked himself a plum job".

Theresa May is facing a major backlash after appointing her chief whip Gavin Williamson as the new defence secretary, with some Conservative MPs "livid" at the promotion.

He told the Express & Star that his appointment came "completely out of the blue" and admitted he was expecting a "baptism of fire" in his new role.

"I have therefore reflected on my position in Government and I am resigning as Defence Secretary".

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